Bemidji State Defeats Manitoba, 6-1
Junior forward Brendan Harms and freshman forward T.J. Roo each have goal and assist for Beavers

Junior forward Brendan Harms has goal and assist for Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:41  BMJ1-0 EV Charlie O'ConnorBrendan Harms, Kyle Bauman
1st 4:53  BMJ2-0 EV GW Mike SoucierRuslan Pedan, Jay Dickman
1st 18:47  BMJ3-0 EV Brendan HarmsMarkus Gerbrandt, T.J. Roo
2nd 18:22  BMJ4-0 PP Dillon EichstadtCory Ward
3rd 5:05  BMJ5-0 EV Gerry FitzgeraldJay Dickman, Graeme McCormack
3rd 6:17  BMJ6-0 EV T.J. RooBrett Beauvais, Markus Gerbrandt
3rd 18:15  MTB1-6 EV Dylan KellyAdam Henry
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Manitoba  0011
Bemidji State  3126
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Manitoba  93820
Bemidji State  118928
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Manitoba  0/4 5/10 0
Bemidji State  1/5 4/8 0
Manitoba Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Justin Paulic (L)43:444 87217
Dasan Sydora16:162 0055
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W)20:000 9009
Reid Mimmack19:380 0303
Jesse Wilkins19:511 0077
Empty Net0:310     

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Led by Brendan Harms and T.J. Roo, who each had a goal an assist, the Bemidji State University men's hockey team defeated the University of Manitoba, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at Sanford Center.

Bemidji State needed only 3:41 to light their half of the scoreboard and would not look back, taking a 3-0 lead into the dressing room after 20 minutes of play. Charlie O'Connor was the first Beaver to score, taking a pass from Harms and Kyle Bauman for an even-strength goal. Mike Soucier, a freshman in his first game as a Beaver, beat the UM goaltender 1:12 minutes later to put BUS up 2-0 and Harms netted his second point of the game with 1:13 left in the period.

Fourteen of the 21 skaters dressed for the exhibition found their way to the score sheet, including four of the eight newcomers. The Beavers logged five even-strength goals and converted 1-of-4 power-play chances, a Dillon Eichstadt tally from the top of the slot.

BSU's trio of goaltenders each took 20 minutes in net and combined for 17 saves. Michael Bitzer started the game and made nine saves in the first period to gain the win. Reid Mimmack added three saves in the second, before Jesse Wilkins made his return to the crease after sitting out all of 2014-15 due to injury, posting seven saves and allowed the Bisons' only goal.

Bemidji State will official lift the lid on the 2015-16 campaign Friday when it travels to Duluth, Minn. for a 7:07 p.m. nonconference match up at AMSOIL Arena to open a home-and-home series with the University of Minnesota Duluth. Saturday, the Bulldogs make a return trip to Sanford Center for a 7:07 p.m. game to open the BSU home season.